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Overwhelmed by a huge Nigerian golfing society which presently embraces some 3.5 million golfers, the Director General of the National Council of Arts and Culture [NCAC] Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, is of the huge opinion that the Nigerian golf must have a distinct identity.

To ensure this happens, Runsewe who over the years has given golf an aura of dominance among other sports in Nigeria has since stepped up to create cultural golf wears that would over time kick to the sidewalk foreign wears from Nike, Adidas and Footjoy.

Even the weekend hackers who miss more tourney ‘cuts’ than a drunk surgeon would marvel at the exceptionally cool wears which are solely created from a rare mix of ‘tie and dye’ and batik fabrics which all come in glowing colours. No doubt, this kit would rev the golf crowd to the level of fanaticism.

And what is more, the cultural golf wears would be officially launched on Saturday, October 26 during the grand closing ceremony of National Cultural Festival ongoing in Benin by no other person than the revered Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11.

Hear Runsewe whose devotion to golf over the years has not wavered: “when others agonize over ideas, self doubt has never crossed my mind. I only viewed the Nigerian golf and quickly knew it by heart that it was huge enough to have its own identity.


“This is reason I could delve into this venture and I can assure you that in another two years these wears would be established in golf circles across the country and elsewhere around the world.

“The good thing about this project is that it will leave behind a bold statement that Nigeria as a nation is culturally endowed”.

Runsewe equally disclosed that he has since presented the golf cultural apparel to prominent golfers across the country, including the President of the sixth and seventh Senate, Senator David Mark.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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